Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Further to Pandagon

This is what happens when the fundies win.

The outrage following the resignation of Pandagon's Amanda Marcotte from the Edwards campaign (due to the relentless hounding of bible-whomping whackos) comes largely from the left-wing blogosphere. The other democratic candidates, who should be disgusted by this blatant interference of the religious right in political matters, are largely silent. So what happens? The bible thumpers smell blood.

According to DailyKos, now another religious wingnut group has sent letters to the Clinton and Obama campaigns demanding that they:

"publicly condemn the anti-Catholic and anti-Christian blog posts by Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan, who serve as official bloggers for the John Edwards for President Committee, and call for their immediate dismissal."

Of course that comes with the veiled threat that if the candidates refuse to do as the wingnuts want, they'll be labelled as anti-christian.

Edwards at least made an effort to tell the wingnuts to blow it out their asses. All of the democratic candidates now need to drop their competitiveness for a moment and stand up en masse and do the same. Because the next letters they get will be asking them to condemn abortion, gay marriage, contraception, etc.

UPDATE: You give these fundie motherfuckers an inch and they want a mile. Now the catholic league is demanding -- demanding -- that Edwards fire Melissa McEwan of Shakespeare's Sister. Or Else. Edwards and the rest of the candidates need to stand up right now and tell the fucking catholic league to take a long hard suck on their arses. And any USian who wants to help fight back against these arrogant pricks should send one of these IRS forms to contest the catholic league's tax-exempt status (instructions provided at the link).

UPPERDATE: Melissa (Shakespeare's Sister) McEwan's resigned. Those fucks. I hope they lose their tax exempt status.